The creator of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” is developing a new show that will depict Jesus Christ as a teenager. Jenji Kohan, a writer and producer who also created “Weeds,” describes the idea as “’The Wonder Years’ but with Jesus.”
The concept has already “got some people nervous,” Kohan told The Hollywood Reporter. Her production team had to get coverage for terrorism insurance because of the topic that the show will be tackling. “It's like ‘The Wonder Years’ but with Jesus, and there are all sorts of things where we cross lines — and there are crazies out there,” she said in the interview.
“The Wonder Years” was an Emmy-winning dramedy series about an average American boy that was popular in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.
On Thursday’s “Pat & Stu,” Doc Thompson, Kari Malinak and Kal Elsebai talked about the upcoming series and wondered why epic biblical stories aren’t already good enough for Hollywood.
Doc remembered when director Darren Aronofsky took liberties in his big-screen adaptation of the biblical story of Noah and the flood. He and Kal tried to explain to Kari why rock monsters played a role in the movie when they were definitely not part of that passage in the Bible.